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with Eliza Garrison16 days ago

Eliza Garrison is a fantastic professor -- she is incredibly intelligent, funny, personable, and very accommodating. If you have the chance to take a course with Prof. Garrison, I would highly recommend it. That said, she is not easy and has high expectations. As far as HARC 100 goes, get ready for information overload. As a non art person, I found the class difficult at first. There is 1 paper, 3 quizzes, and an annotated reading. There is considerable reading required, but you don't need to do all of them. However, in hindsight, it's really a pretty manageable course and it was pretty easy to get an A as long as you study before the quizzes. Overall, it gives you great art knowledge which I see as important.

Eliza Garrison is a fantastic professor -- she is incredibly intelligent, funny, personable, and very accommodating. If you have the chance to take a course with Prof. Garrison, I would highly recommend it. That said, she is not easy and has high expectations. As far as HARC 100 goes, get ready for information overload. As a non art …Read more

Fast-PacedFair GradingEasy Exams
5hrs / week Some difficulty Very high value Would take again
with Eliza Garrison13 days ago

The course leaned heavily on rote memorization, which was quite challenging. We had to remember numerous details about different cultures, images, and historical contexts, which sometimes felt overwhelming. Additionally, the grading on our single major paper was pretty tough. Since there was only one paper, it didn't leave any room to learn from feedback or mistakes for future improvements, which was a bit frustrating. While the course was insightful, the heavy reliance on memorization and the strict grading made it tougher than I expected.

The course leaned heavily on rote memorization, which was quite challenging. We had to remember numerous details about different cultures, images, and historical contexts, which sometimes felt overwhelming. Additionally, the grading on our single major paper was pretty tough. Since there was only one paper, it didn't leave any room t …Read more

Fast-PacedConstant ReadingTough Grading
6hrs / week Hardcore difficulty Low value Would not take again
with Sarah Rogers7 months ago

The course was a breeze of fresh air from the other courses. I learned a lot about different artistic movements throughout history, while being able to identify which paintings were painted by which painter and which movement it belongs to. The course gave its students a lot.

Fast-PacedConstant ReadingFair Grading
4hrs / week Very low difficulty Above average value Would take again
with Cynthia Packert6 months ago

Professor Packert was very nice and easy to talk to. At times the lectures could be boring and it was hard to stay engaged. You can easily get away without reading but will need to put in some time studying for the exams. It was fun to go to the museum and special collections during discussion sections. If you are looking to get the ART and CMP distribution credits then this course is worth it.

Professor Packert was very nice and easy to talk to. At times the lectures could be boring and it was hard to stay engaged. You can easily get away without reading but will need to put in some time studying for the exams. It was fun to go to the museum and special collections during discussion sections. If you are looking to get the …Read more

Fast-PacedTough GradingEasy Exams
1hrs / week Low difficulty Very low value Would not take again
with Cynthia Packert6 months ago

Very lecture-heavy class with little work other than reading about 2 chapters of the textbook every week, and even that is not necessary because the lectures cover most of the material. It's a great class if you're interested in art history. There are guest lecturers every week from the department who cover different regions and time periods. Some of the lectures can be incredibly boring. I genuinely liked the content and still fell asleep in some classes. The discussion sections are fun. Overall, Prof. Packert makes the class really easy for students and it's a good class if you like art history or just need a light workload.

Very lecture-heavy class with little work other than reading about 2 chapters of the textbook every week, and even that is not necessary because the lectures cover most of the material. It's a great class if you're interested in art history. There are guest lecturers every week from the department who cover different regions and time …Read more

Easy ExamsChill and RelaxedTough Grading
2hrs / week Very low difficulty Very high value Would take again
with Cynthia Packertlast month

Cynthia Packert was a fine teacher, but her lectures were very boring. I did no readings outside of class, except to study for the very difficult midterm and I got an A. The midterm was the only test and it was very difficult. The final was a paper and was also very difficult. But outside of the midterm and final paper the class was very easy and I spent no time outside of class working on it with the exception of 2 or so small assignments. The discussion sections were fun and engaging.

Cynthia Packert was a fine teacher, but her lectures were very boring. I did no readings outside of class, except to study for the very difficult midterm and I got an A. The midterm was the only test and it was very difficult. The final was a paper and was also very difficult. But outside of the midterm and final paper the class was …Read more

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0hrs / week Average difficulty Low value Would take again
with Eliza Garrisonlast month

This class was very broad and covered a large amount of material. The one paper was not very difficult, and the exams are just a matter of memorizing some facts about pieces of art. The readings are not necessary even though two to three sets of readings are assigned each week.

Fast-PacedEasy Exams
2hrs / week Low difficulty Average value Would not take again
with Cynthia Packert7 months ago

Taking intro GVC with Packert was a double-edged sword. The class was extremely easy, however, extremely boring at times. Each lecture is 1:15 min and there is not much conversation with students. The discussion sections are fun as you go to the museum, and do other fun activities relating to art. We had two essays, an annotation, and two exams. For writing assignments, she isn't super clear about what she wants. For example, at the end of the annotation, you need to write a 2-3 sentence summary. I wrote a 2-3 sentence summary and she expected me to have included way more detail than 2-3 sentences allowed me to do. If you end up taking this course, please write more than she wants on each assignment.

Taking intro GVC with Packert was a double-edged sword. The class was extremely easy, however, extremely boring at times. Each lecture is 1:15 min and there is not much conversation with students. The discussion sections are fun as you go to the museum, and do other fun activities relating to art. We had two essays, an annotation, an …Read more

Chill and RelaxedEasy Grading
1hrs / week Low difficulty Extremely low value Would not take again
with Eliza Garrisonlast month

This course was terribly boring, and painful to sit through. Eliza Garrison is fairly passionate about the course, but the material is just beyond boring. If you are an athlete I would stray away from Professor Garrison. Her grading style is terribly bias, and she picks favorites from day 1. I would say it is nealy impossible to get an A in this class if you are an athlete. She gives 0 feedback on quizzes and exams, but will give you terrible grades that make no sense.

This course was terribly boring, and painful to sit through. Eliza Garrison is fairly passionate about the course, but the material is just beyond boring. If you are an athlete I would stray away from Professor Garrison. Her grading style is terribly bias, and she picks favorites from day 1. I would say it is nealy impossible to get …Read more

Slow-PacedConstant ReadingTough Grading
2hrs / week Very difficulty Extremely low value Would not take again
with Cynthia Packert6 months ago

This course was extremely lecture-heavy, and the lectures were often boring. There is almost no homework, just readings that are unnecessary because everything is covered in lectures. It is a good class if you are interested in art history, but it it extremely fast-paced, and the amount of content is overwhelming.

Fair GradingEasy Exams
1hrs / week Very low difficulty Low value Would not take again
with Sarah Rogers7 months ago

This course was a good intro the HARC department. It gave a broad overview art and architecture across time and civilizations. It wasn't super stimulating, but it was not a lot of work either. It was interesting to have lectures in class from difference professors throughout the department.

Chill and RelaxedFair Grading
1hrs / week Low difficulty Average value Would take again
with Edward Vazquez3 months ago

Good for an introductory course. The syllabus is well-designed. The workload is completely reasonable. I enjoyed the professor's teaching style, all fun and intellectually stimulating. Would take again.

Chill and Relaxed
3hrs / week Low difficulty Extremely high value Would take again
with Sarah Rogers8 months ago

The course materials are really broad. It covers the art history in different areas throughout the times. There were tons of info to take in which made the class a bit dry. Prof. Rogers makes the range of content to be tested in exams pretty clear.

Slow-PacedConstant ReadingFair Grading
3hrs / week Some difficulty Average value Would not take again
with Sarah Rogers4 months ago

The lecture would definitely get dull at times with a lot of slides and talking, but the content was very interesting and informative especially if you are interested in art. For the exams it definitely is important to have a good sense of the content discussed in class even if you don't study much.

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1hrs / week Average difficulty Average value Would take again
with Sarah Rogerslast year

I loved this class and got so much out of it even as a non HARC major or minor. Each lecture was taught by a different professor from the art history and architecture department. Some professors were more engaging than others but overall class time was very valuable for success in this class. The exams were easy as long as you prepare well.

Fair GradingEasy Exams
3hrs / week Low difficulty Average value Would take again
with Carrie Andersonlast year

I had a really great experience in this course. It was definitely boring at times, but when I took it, many days featured guest lectures from all of the professors in the department, making it a really unique experience. We spent a lot of time visiting the college's art museum which broke up the material nicely. There were only 3 projects, which weren't too bad, as long as you put in effort. I would definitely take this class again!

I had a really great experience in this course. It was definitely boring at times, but when I took it, many days featured guest lectures from all of the professors in the department, making it a really unique experience. We spent a lot of time visiting the college's art museum which broke up the material nicely. There were only 3 pro …Read more

Chill and RelaxedFair GradingNo Exams
2hrs / week Low difficulty Average value Would take again
with Sarah Rogerslast year

I took the course to fill the art requirement. The weeks are broken down into 2 lectures that are quite dull and slow. The lectures are accompanied by readings but are not necessary to get a good grade in this class. The exams are all memorization and quite simple if you put in the work.

Chill and RelaxedEasy ExamsFair Grading
2hrs / week Low difficulty Low value Would not take again
with Erin Sassinlast year

Professor Sassin was nice but the class so boring. Also you didn't need to go to class at all to get an A in this class. The projects aren't too bad, and I would consider this class to be a gem. Also I have no interest in art anymore after taking this class.

Chill and RelaxedEasy GradingEasy Exams
1hrs / week Low difficulty Very low value Would take again
with Sarah Rogerslast year

This class was very easy. If not for the daily attendance, there would really be no need at all to show up at the class. The projects are not very time consuming, you do not need to do the readings at all, and the exams are pretty much just memorization (I kinda have beef because THE SPOILS OF JERUSALEM ARE ON THE ARCH OF TITUS NOT TRIUMPH DONT TAKE POINTS OFF MY EXAM) but other than that it's just a boring easy class.

This class was very easy. If not for the daily attendance, there would really be no need at all to show up at the class. The projects are not very time consuming, you do not need to do the readings at all, and the exams are pretty much just memorization (I kinda have beef because THE SPOILS OF JERUSALEM ARE ON THE ARCH OF TITUS NOT T …Read more

Chill and RelaxedFair Grading
1hrs / week Low difficulty Low value Would not take again
with Sarah Rogerslast year

The course was straight forward and not very difficult. It does a good job of giving you the information and as long as you do a reasonable amount of reading and study a fair amount for exams this is an easy A

Fast-PacedEasy GradingEasy Exams
2hrs / week Low difficulty Above average value Would not take again
with Sarah Rogerslast year

The lectures were clear and well-presented. The course readings are unnecessary for understanding class or projects/exams. The exams are mostly memorization and relatively easy. There are a few projects that aren't too time-consuming.

Chill and RelaxedProject-HeavyEasy Exams
2hrs / week Low difficulty Above average value Would take again